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By the Shore

By the Shore

(1998)
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Twelve is a dreadful age for almost any girl, with its nonstop insecurity and humiliation. But May, the heroine of Galaxy Craze's By the Shore, seems to suffer considerably more than her share of unhappiness. Ignored by the popular clique at school, dressed by her mother in retro-hippie fashions that are anything but cool, she's a virtual poster child for pre-teen angst. And if adolescence weren't enough of a burden, May must also contend with a big dose of familial angst. Her mother, Lucy, runs a none-too-successful guesthouse on the English coast. Young and single, she spends more time gossiping and party hopping than tending to May and brother Eden. This distracted maternal style has, alas, exposed our heroine to machinations of grown-up life, which she tracks with fascination and horror. Her single remaining pocket of naiveté involves her estranged father, whose return she eagerly anticipates--even after an unassuming writer begins to pay court to her swinging mom. But this dream, too, is crushed when the genuine item shows up: "This is what happens to hope: it gets smaller and smaller." By the Shore does contain some of the typical properties of a coming-of-age drama. But Craze, a first-time novelist and actress, writes with acute insight and sympathy, and she understands one of the great consolations of adolescence: that even the tiniest kernel of hope can be enough to generate almost boundless happiness.--Brangien Davis

 
Used availability for Galaxy Craze's By the Shore


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Hardback Editions

May 2000 : USA Turtleback
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-606-19408-8 / 978-0-606-19408-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 1999 : USA Library Binding
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-613-28778-9 / 978-0-613-28778-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-87113-746-1 / 978-0-87113-746-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: By The Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-09-928932-6 / 978-0-09-928932-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-8021-3687-7 / 978-0-8021-3687-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
ISBN: 0-224-05989-0 / 978-0-224-05989-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: By the Shore
Author(s): Galaxy Craze
Publisher: Grove Press
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